Temporary Address Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Temporary Address Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6man-rfc4941bis-12.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Temporary Address Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6' (draft-ietf-6man-rfc4941bis-12.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Erik Kline and Éric Vyncke. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6man-rfc4941bis/
Technical Summary This document describes an extension that causes nodes to generate global scope addresses with randomized interface identifiers that change over time. Changing global scope addresses over time limits the window of time during which eavesdroppers and other information collectors may trivially perform address-based network activity correlation when the same address is employed for multiple transactions by the same node. Additionally, it reduces the window of exposure of a node via an addresses that becomes revealed as a result of active communication. This document obsoletes RFC4941. Working Group Summary This document is an update of RFC4941. The document shepherd has reviewed every change to the document as it has processed as well as a thorough read through of the whole final document. Document Quality There are multiple implementations of the mechanism described. Personnel Ole Trøan is the document shepherd. Erik Kline is the responsible AD.